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the coast, bay and even inland. coming up we'll take a look at today's cooler temperatures. here's elizabeth with traffic. >> this is an injury crash and you can see how slow it is right there on our westbound lanes of 580 right before the 680 interchange. the accident was reported 15 minutes ago close to the tassajara exit so ambulances and chp are on scene. we'll continue to watch that as well as your drive time, which is now hovering around 20 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, fisher- price it's recalling more than 10 million items for kids following multiple injuries. the recall covers 7 million trikes and tough trikes for toddlers. fisher-price is also recalling more than a million high chairs. they include healthy care easy
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clean and close to me models. 3million others are being recalled because of a choking hazard. the entertainment industry world lost another legend overnight. actor tony curtis died at his home near las vegas. the clark county coroner says it was a result of cardiac arrest. he was best known for roles in big films including the defiant one and sweet smell of success. he also starred with jack lemon and marilyn monroe in 1959's, some like it hot which many critics list among the best comedies of all time. he was a father of actress jamie lee curtis. tony curtis was 85. more documents are expected to be released today in the controversy over meg whitman's former maid. anne makovec is in atherton with more on the allegations and reaction from the republican gubernatorial candidate. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. well, apparently meg whitman hired this housekeeper through an independent agency. so the big question this morning is whether or not she knew that housekeeper was an
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illegal immigrant. at a press conference yesterday, housekeeper nicky diaz tearfully laid out her side of the story that after working for whitman for nine years, she came to meg to reveal that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer, gloria allred, alleges that whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the feds questioning diaz's social security number and that whitman told diaz to check on it but never followed up. here's whitman's take on the day this summer she says she learned that diaz was undocumented. >> we were stunned. just amazed and said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you know. that's our legal obligation as an employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason we made a decision to
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come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused her housekeeper. diaz says she was hired to work 15 hours a week for $2 3 an hour but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to new court proceedings if diaz decides to pursue it. obviously, the pursuit of all of this is being questioned because of the timing. the november election coming up very shortly. coming up we'll have the comments of the brown campaign. >> thank you, anne makovec. it's not clear whether the city of oakland is safe from the potential gas explosion like the one three weeks ago in san bruno.
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this morning the tribune says there are no oakland locations on pg&e's top watch list of those 100 pipelines that need extra inspection or repairs but a spokesman for pg&e could not say whether the city was safe from pipeline problems. the oakland gas line runs along the west side of interstate 880. and they are said to be monitored 24 hours a day. well, today we'll get a closer look at the pipe that ruptured in san bruno. the national transportation safety board will allow media to take pictures of those three pieces of the broken pipe. the pieces are currently in virginia for examination to figure out what happened. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed more than 30 homes. in the bay area a fifth person is now charged with posing as a victim of the pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid.
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prosecutors say went to a resource center for blast victims and used a false name. said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards and prosecutors say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. the on-again, off-again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for electromagnetics. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because their supply of a electromagnetics drug expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. time now 605. let's get another check of weather and traffic. elizabeth, how is the commute?
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>> there is an accident close to tassajara. traffic is closed all the way up to the north livermore avenue and i want to show you this drive time. the problem is two right lanes are blocked right there before the dublin interchange. chp and ambulance are still on scene. a heavy commute through the stretch. brake lights as far out as the altamont pass. out to vallejo where we got an update from chp. it's slow for a while. traffic alert still in effect again that's one lane closed one lane open on westbound highway 37 between fairgrounds
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and highway 29. so american canyon probably going to be a good alternate for a while. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. foggy skies out there. plenty of fog along the coastline. delays on some bee partures heading to the east coast this morning because of what's left over from tropical storm nicole. 40s to the 60s. this afternoon temperatures cool down especially inland. low clouds and sunshine expected along the coast with temperatures topping off in the mid-60s. will the cooldown of last through the weekend? we'll take a look at the weekend forecast coming up.
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back up to you. the east coast from south carolina to new york pummeled by a tropical storm overnight. there is a state of the emergency right now. >> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital this week. what caused him to get sick on a plane.
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heavy rain and widespread flooding along the east coast fr accident in pleasanton on westbound 580. there is a look from chopper 5 of the backups. a lot of brake lights as far back as livermore dealing with an injury crash and two right lanes are blocked. you can see emergency crews on the scene. we'll have an update on your detours and your drive times both coming up in traffic in 6 minutes. >> thank you. heavy rain and flooding on the east coast from south carolina to new york right now. take a look at our radar. the remnants of a tropical storm that's now interacting with a second weather system. tropical storm nicole drenched the florida keys yesterday causing flooding and making driving difficult in many areas. most people tried to stay off the roads and took shelter wherever they could including
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the sports bar. >> get informed about the weather and be together, talk, discuss, communicate, have fun, have a good time, have a few beers and wings. >> the storm has now moved north and the governor of north carolina has declared a state of emergency. forecasters expect 7" or more of rain today and that's on top of 15" that have already fallen this week. flood watches are in effect this morning. a viral infection is what's keeping former president jimmy carter in the hospital. on tuesday, he was rushed to a cleveland hospital after getting sick on a flight from atlanta. officials say his illness is now clearing up. we are expecting an update on his condition sometime today. carter turns 86 tomorrow. time now 6:12. how being rejected can affect your heart. that's coming up. and also ahead, what researchers believe causes attention deficit disorder. and do you like
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sandcastles? if that's your thing, this weekend we have the sandcastle contest the largest sandcastle building contest in northern california. ocean beach going on leap sandcastle contest sun and low clouds, cool, 60. great weather for sandcastle building. that's a look at just one event going on this week. coming up we'll take a look at your weekend forecast and let you know if this cooler weather plans on sticking around. that's coming up.
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good morning. let's go right out to chopper 5 and pleasanton at the scene of this injury crash. this is some kind of truck, a pickup truck that looks like landed on its side. rolled over for a while, it was actually on fire. the driver of that vehicle was transported to the hospital. you can still see emergency crews are on scene. and the backups unfortunately continue to grow because the two right lanes are closed down. a couple of other cars were involved in the crash, as well. both of those have been cleared off to the shoulder. but unfortunately we are just seeing a sea of headlights. it is slow and go all the way back out to about vasco road in livermore. let's go out to the map. i can show you a little bit of what it looks like in this area. speeds are hovering around 11
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miles per hour. as far as alternates go, you can use first street which turns into stanley boulevard and then connect down to 680 or ace might be a good alternate if you want to use mass transit. uhm, unfortunately 33 minutes and growing from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. two right lanes are blocked so that's what's causing all those huge delays. it's been a bad spot there by the dublin interchange. again bart and ace are on time, muni and cal-train look good. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's for the latest traffic updates. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. you can also get constant weather updates on kcbs radio for the morning and well into the afternoon. speaking of the morning, out the door, clear inland, patchy fog, haven't seen that this week because we have been so warm but things are change. areas of fog around the bay and also some low clouds, fog and
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drizzle for the coastline. and because of that, temperatures this morning a logical cooler. upper 50s to the mid-60s. we have delays on departures at sfo. if you are heading out to the east coast, we have a lot of rainfall out there, heavy rain so we do have some delays. temperatures in the lower 80s in fremont, mid-80s in milpitas and santa clara. lower 80s in mountain view and palo alto. lower 80s in sunnyvale and just along the coastline the lower to the mid-60s in daly city and in pacifica. around the bay, mid-70s in oakland, 70 degrees in berkeley. and moving inland temperatures in the upper 80s in pleasant hill and danville. 86 in dublin. and today's warmest spots in the lower 90s. triple digits yesterday. livermore had a new daytime high of 102. today 92 and more lower 90s from pittsburg to antioch to brentwood. north bay locations lower 80s in sonoma and napa.
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nice temperatures. 83 petaluma. 70s in san rafael and kentfield. 70 in san francisco. 66 in sausalito. today we cool down and tomorrow a little more. saturday we'll cool down a little more. and sunday, that's it. we bottom out. temperatures in the lower 80s expected inland, upper 60s at the bay and near 60 at the coast. temperatures don't stay that cool for long. they will rebound monday through tuesday and wednesday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. here's a look at some of the stories we're following for you this morning. film legend tony curtis died of cardiac arrest last night at his home near las vegas. his long list of film credits include some like it hot, spartacus and operation petticoat. he also starred in the tv series vegas. he was 85. more information today in the controversy involving gubernatorial candidate meg
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whitman and her former maid. attorney gloria allred is expected to release evidence support allegation the woman knew her maid was an illegal immigrant. whitman insist she did not know the woman was here illegally. the postal service will learn today if they will be allowed to get their two cents in. a regulatory commission will announce whether they have approved the postal service request to raise the price of first class stamps from 44 to 46 cents. new research indicates that adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be genetic. a study published in the journal "lancet" tracked kids with and without it. children with it were twice as likely to have chromosomes that were deleted or dubbed the. the researchers focused on a sequence of genes already linked to autism and schizophrenia in previous studies. a warning for parents of newborns this morning.
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stop using sleep positioners. these mats have foam bolsters on each side. the bolsters are supposed to keep babies in a safe sleep position on their backs. but the consumer product safety commission warns babies can roll over and suffocate. the dangers are demonstrated with a doll that we have been showing you here in this video. 12 infants over the past 13 years have died suffocating on the foam. well, everybody knows rejection can be heartbreaking but did you know it can also be heart-stopping? researchers show 22 test subjects photos of other people who supposedly had seen pictures of them. when the subjects were told that they were not liked or they were rejected by the person in the photo, their hearts actually skipped a beat. time now 6:21. up next, k-9 cops to the rescue. the heroic actions that helped keep one neighborhood safe.
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this weekend the sonoma county fest is going on in santa rosa. plenty of sunshine, temperatures not as hot. 78 degrees.
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more on your weather coming up. governor schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill. the governor expressed concern that the burden of paying interchange costs would be spread to all consumers. people who pay by credit card are protected from fees thanks to a state law that has been on the books for over 20 years. the chp honored a k-9 in january. dax and his handler were tracking a man who led police on a high-speed chase. when they spotted that suspect trying to break into someone's home, dax jumped on the man and held him until the officer could finish the arrest. police say dax did exactly as he was told with no regard for his own life. >> dax unlike us, he provides assistance and backup to officer eddie and other officers without any concern
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for his safety at all. >> dax received an award from the commissioner. a special rope beef and potato dog bone inscribed with the commissioner's call sign. well, it's a hot topic. the al-megrahi scandal involving her former -- the meg whitman scandal involving her former maid. whitman said the woman lied about her immigration status. the woman said she knew for years she was illegal and was only fired after whitman decided to run for governor. would you say it's a case of whitman exposed or housekeeper used as a pawn of politics? send us your answers to mornings@cbs5.com. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. time now 6:26. coming up, why students and the san jose unified school
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district are getting an unscheduled vacation next week. also, the north bay company that is shutting down after 60 years. >> and more evidence is expected today in the building political case against meg whitman. coming up next, we'll hear from the brown campaign and whether or not she might have known the housekeeper was illegal. we are seeing major delays right now on westbound 580 in pleasanton right there as you approach the dublin interchange after an injury crash. we'll tell you where this sea of headlights begins plus more information on a separate traffic alert causing big delays in vallejo. we have your commute after the break.
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documents that can prove whitman did know. gloria allred said she will have a news conference today revealing some more evidence of meg knowing that this maid was an illegal immigrant. at a news conference yesterday, that maid nicky diaz tearfully laid out her side of the story of being fired after nine years of service. she says she came to meg to reveal that she was in the u.s. illegally. here's her lawyer gloria allred who alleges that whitman already knew that though because she had received letters from the feds questioning diaz's social security number. and one day this summer, diaz came to whitman to reveal her status. here's the response she says she got. [ crying ] >> you don't know me and i have never seen you. and you have never seen me, she yelled, understand me? >> nicky was a friend of our family for nine years. she was in many ways a member of our extended family.
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and i am -- i feel badly for her, you know, she's being manipulated i think and i'm sorry about that. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused diaz. she says she was hired to work 15 hours a week for $23 an hour. she says her duties were more than she could do in that 15 hours. the timing is not good for whitman's campaign. a lot of people believe that the house keeper is being used as a political pawn. her lawyer is a known jerry brown supporter. brown says, after more than a year of whitman demanding immigration policy that holds employers accountable, we learn that accountability does not extend to her own actions. in another note, when it comes to the timing of all of this, saturday there is another debate scheduled between brown and whitman that is focused on latino voters. latino reporters are going to be asking them questions in fresno and the latino vote is going to be very important in
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this gubernatorial campaign. >> certainly is. thank you, anne. anne makovec this morning in atherton. well, it's still not clear whether the city of oakland is safe from the potential gas explosion like the one three weeks ago in san bruno. this morning's tribune says there are no oakland locations on pg&e's high risk list but a spokesman for the san francisco- based utility could not say whether the city was safe from pipeline problems. the oakland line runs along the west side of interstate 880 and it is said to be monitored 24 hours a day. well, today we'll get a closer look at that pipe that ruptured in san bruno. the national transportation safety board will allow the media to take pictures of the three pieces of the broken pipe. those pieces are currently in virginia for examination to figure out what happened. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed more than 30 homes. the condition of a 6-year- old girl shot and wounded is now improving. leslie ramirez may be released from the hospital in a few
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days. she was sleeping early tuesday when a gunman fired bullets into her house in east oakland. the bullet went through her arm into her chest. surgery hasn't been necessary to remove the bullet so far. no one else was injured in the shooting. police believe the gunmen were targeting someone inside the house with gang ties. after 50 years in business the 7 up bottling plant in vallejo will close for good next month. 90 people working at that facility will end production on october 18. some employees may be transferred to petaluma, san leandro or sacramento to other plants but others will be laid off with severance packages. many. affected employees have worked there for -- many of the affected employees have worked there are to decades. >> i think it's going to be pretty hard for some of these people, you know, you know because of not having a job and they have been here a while. some of the people here eight to ten years may not have jobs. >> 7 up has been part of the
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dr. pepper snapple company for the past four years. the company says it was a difficult decision to leave vallejo. it's another blow to the financially troubled city, where the unemployment rate is almost 15%. it might be wise to stay away interest a beach in the monterey area for the time being. monterey county officials are warning about unsafe levels of bacteria in the waters off carmel. people are advised to avoid swimming or other contact with the water there. an advisory has been posted at carmel beach and will remain in effect until further tests show bacteria has returned to save levels. time now, 6:35. two major accidents in the bay area. here's elizabeth to show us which areas it avoid. >> we are seeing big backups right now in pleasanton and also out in vallejo. first let's go out to pleasanton. this is some video taken from chopper 5 just a few minutes ago. westbound 580 on the approach to tassajara, a pickup truck landed on its side as of about
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five minutes ago they got all lanes cleared. as you can see from this video two right lanes were blocked for a while. traffic is still slow in the area. we are seeing brake lights as far back as vasco road. people are check out the freeway, as well. so isabel road, getting backed up. this is unfortunately having a ripple effect on our speeds as far back as the altamont pass. right now your drive time around 41 minutes at westbound 580 from the altamont pass out towards the dublin interchange so this might be the day you want to use mass transit. ace is running on time. here's our other hotspot in vallejo. unfortunately, clean-up of some cable that spilled still has the left lane closed of westbound highway 37 between fairgrounds drive and highway 29. so traffic is only able to get by in that far right lane. crews are out there right now cutting the cable that was spilled by a big rig a couple of hours ago and chp is telling us it's going to be close to
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8:00 until they re-open the lane. chopper 5 is heading to the scene so hopefully we'll bring you live pictures in a few minutes. in the meantime american canyon is the best alternate. quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on. the backup is growing just beyond the west grand overcrossing. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast today, boy, we are cooling down even more especially inland. yesterday in livermore 102 degrees. that's hot. 95 in san jose. 91 in san rafael. 73 in san francisco. today 92 in livermore, 4 in san jose, 77 in san raphael, and 70 in san francisco. temperatures not cooling off much in the bay area and at the coast. big cooldown is inland. 90 in fairfield, 92 antioch, 84
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san jose. and the mid-70s in oakland with 70 in san francisco and half moon bay at 65 degrees. we are cooling down through the weekend. more coming up. >> thank you. the entertainment world lost another legend overnight. actor tony curtis died at his home near las vegas. the clark county coroner says it was a result of cardiac arrest. curtis was best known for his roles in big films, including the defiant ones and the sweet smell of success. he also starred with jack lemon and marilyn monroe in 1959s, some like it hot, which man critics list among the best comedies of all time. he was also the father of actress jaime lee curtis. tony curtis was 85. president obama will meet with congressional democrats today before lawmakers hit the campaign trail. last night, the house approved a stop-gap spending bill that will keep the federal government running at current
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levels until early december. the legislators will return to washington after the november elections to deal with issues such as whether to extend the bush administration's tax cuts. well, it will be an unexpected week off for students and teachers and staff at the san jose unified school district. matt bigler is in san jose to explain what's going on. good morning, matt. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. it seems like students went back to school a couple of weeks ago, which they did and now they are being told next week don't bother coming to classes. there is a week of furlough days here at san jose unified school district. parents are told don't bring the kids to school. don't have them go to the business offices because those will be closed, as well. students and teachers both affected by this. the teachers agreed to this, these furlough days, to avoid layoffs. we talked to the superintendent vincent matthews. he tells kcbs radio he does not expect that five fewer school days will have an impact on the
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quality of education. >> we are committed to providing a high quality education for our students. our number one goal is that all our students will meet or exceed state, local and district academic standards as well as life long learning standards and we are committed to making that happen. >> reporter: but some teachers say the impact of these furlough days won't be seen until next year when it comes time for standardized tests. they are also concerned they just won't have enough time to teach students all the material they need before summer vacation. we do want to note not all programs are being affected. high school athletics will continue next week. so if your student is in some kind of sports at high school, those will continue. otherwise, all campuses will be shut in san jose as a result of furlough days which are expected to save the district about $5 million. live in san jose, i'm matt bigler for cbs 5. >> on the east coast when they have snow days they typically make up those days. i'm guessing that kids in san jose we don't typically get snow days out here in california. >> reporter: not usually.
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>> from the kids perspective but unlike, you know, the east coast we are not going to be making up these five days, those days are gone? >> reporter: right. it would cost money to add days to the school calendar. and that's money the district doesn't have. >> it may be a good thing for some kids looking for a week off but definitely a lot of folks upset about this. thank you, matt. matt bigler kcbs radio in san jose. time now 6:41. up next, fisher-price recalls more than 10 million items for kids. and also ahead, what we could find out later today about the cost of sending bills and letters through the mail.
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new this morning: fisher-price... it's recalling more than 10 million items for good morning. sparks are flying in vallejo. here's a live look from chopper 5 of the backup and right there is where they are cleaning up and trying to break up some metal cable that spilled from a big rig. several hours ago, this is westbound highway 37 in vallejo right before highway 29. so as you can see, while there are out there cleaning up the cable that spelled, the left lane remains shut down. you can see live truck crews out there as well and there is a sea of brake lights unfortunately. traffic can only get by the in the right lane and they are squeezing by in the exit lane,
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as well. the big rig spilled that load of cable around 3:45 this morning so it's been out there for a while. the latest update from chp, they won't be able to open all lanes until close to 8:00 a.m. expect backups for a while. american canyon is going to be your best alternate as you can see there from the map of that area. actually let's go out before we talk to this map go to video taken from chopper 5 just a couple of minutes ago. this is our other problem spot this morning. this is westbound 580 right before the dublin interchange. we are still seeing major delays. fortunately a short while ago they were able to clear this earlier accident after a pickup truck flipped over several times landed on its side. so all lanes of westbound 580 are now open approaching tassajara. unfortunately, the backups go as far back as greenville road. and we have been getting some calls from the kcbs phone force on this as well that some of the side streets valisitos road, isabel road are backed up. and check out the ripple effect
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on this westbound five five 580, 48 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. ace is a good alternate for the morning commute. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for today will include cooler temperatures and fog. yerba buena island and treasure island in the distance, fog in the area patchy fog in the valleys as well and drizzle at the coast. 40s and 50s out the door this morning. call ahead, we have delays on departures because of what's left of tropical storm nicole.
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temperatures for today cooling down. 84 santa clara and san jose. 90 san jose. east bay location 90s in pittsburg to antioch to brentwood. you may be thinking that's still hot. well yesterday was the upper 90s and yesterday in livermore was 102. so temperatures backing off a bit. upper 80s in concord to pleasant hill and danville around the corner the bay the mid 70s in oakland, 76 san leandro. north bay locations, lower 80s in santa rosa an petaluma. 75 in novato. upper 70s in san rafael and san anselmo. 75 in mill valley. 66 in sausalito. and 70 degrees in san francisco. we go from 92 a couple of days ago to 70. that's definitely cooler weather. we'll continue to cool down friday, saturday, sunday, monday. and then by tuesday and wednesday, if you are not too fond of the cooler weather,
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things will begin to warm up just a bit for the beginning of next week. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. just over two hours ago, fisher-price announced a major. it's recalling more than 10 million items for kids following a number of injuries. the recall covers 7 million trikes and tough trikes for toddlers. fisher price is also recalling more than a million high chairs. they include healthy care, easy clean, and close to me models. and about 3 million other toys are being recalled because of choking hazards. in the economic news this morning, feeble growth in the nation's gdp but an encouraging drop in jobless claims. here now jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. jason, some pretty interesting news this morning on both sides, right? >> reporter: good morning. interesting in that we can see growth was feeble. 1.7% of the 2nd quarter. in the stock market fairly happy about it but that is the case because it was a little
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bit better than expected for the gdp in the 2nd quarter. the estimate last month was 1.6%. either way it was a big slowdown from the growth of 3.7% that we saw in the 1st quarter. and we are not expecting much improvement in the third or fourth quarters. corporate profit rose about 4% compared to nearly 6% in the 1st quarter. although we did see a rise in consumer spending that is encouraging. it came in at 2.2% in the 2nd quarter compared to growth just under 2% in the 1st quarter. and as far as employment goes, we are seeing the first time weekly jobless claims drop by 16,000 last week to 453,000. that came after a spike last week. but we have seen employment claims hover between 450 and 465,000 since march basically a sign that there's been no improvement in the job market. but an improvement in week to week is always welcome by the stock market. it's showing it this morning. right now the dow is higher by
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97 points. nasdaq up by 18. s&p up by 11. this is the final day of the 3rd quarter and it's been a very strong september for the stock market when typically it' one of the weakest out of the year. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. the postal service will learn today whether they will get to add their two cents. a regulatory commission will announce in just a few hours whether they have approved the postal service request to raise the price of a first class stamp from 44 to 46 cents. the postal service has a deepening financial crisis. it lost almost $4 billion last year. and it expects to lose $7 billion over the next two years. it's the topic people are talking about right now. meg whitman and the scandal involving her former maid. now, whitman says the woman lied about her immigration status. the maid says whitman knew for
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years she was an illegal immigrant and was fired after whitman decided to run for governor. so our question of the day today, would you say it's a case of whitman exposed or housekeeper used as pawn of politics? the city of oakland isn't safe from a gas line explosion similar to the one in san bruno. an update in our top stories next. also ahead, the giants one step closer to clinching a spot in the play-offs.
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whitman's former maid. anne makovec is in atherton... with more on the allegations... new information expected today in a controversy over meg whitman's former maid. anne makovec is in atherton with more on the allegations and the reaction from the republican gubernatorial candidate. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. this has been a bombshell. you know that meg whitman has been known for tough talk on illegal immigration. the big question this morning is whether or not she knew that her own housekeeper was here as an illegal immigrant. at a press conference yesterday, she laid out her story of being fired after nine years of service when she told whitman that she was here illegally. diaz's lawyer, gloria allred, said whitman knew that because she had received numbers from the feds questioning diazs
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social security number. she hasn't produced the evidence. whitman hired this housekeeper through an employment agency. she won't reveal its name yet. other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused that housekeeper. diaz said she was hired to work 15 hours a week for $23 an hour. she alleges she worked unpaid hours. that could lead to a new set of court proceedings. the talk of the town is that is this housekeeper being used as a political pawn? jerry brown's campaign alleges that meg whitman has been hypocritical. i'm sure we'll continue to hear more as this unfold. >> thank you. anne makovec in atherton. our other top stories this morning, it's not clear whether the city of oakland is safe from a potential gas explosion like the one three weeks ago in san bruno. this morning's tribune says there are no oakland location
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on pg&e's high risk list. but a spokesman for the san francisco-based utility could not say whether oakland was safe from pipeline problems. the oakland lines run along the west side of interstate 880 and are said to be monitored 24 hours a day. the film legend tony curtis died last night at his home near las vegas. the clark county coroner listed the cause as cardiac arrest. curtis a long list of film credits include some like it hot, spartacus and operation petticoat. he also starred for a few seasons in the tv series vegas. and he even took up painting in recent years. he was also the father of actress jamie lee curtis. she said, "my father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings." tony curtis was 85. all right. well, this has been a rough ride already for bay area commuters. chopper 5 still flying high over vallejo watching the
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crews working hard to break down some metal cable that spilled from a big rig several hours ago. as you can see, the left lane is shut down. westbound highway 37 right before you reach highway 29, unfortunately, the backups continue to grow here and traffic is only getting by in the far right lane and the exit lane jammed solid from at least fairgrounds drive so they are saying 8:00 when they are going to get all lanes re- opened. use american canyon as an alternate. westbound 580 in pleasanton right before the dublin interchange. there was an injury crash involving a pickup truck and several other cars. fortunately all lanes have been opened now for a good half hour or so. but these backups are just not looking good and they continue to grow here, as well. it's a huge ripple effect almost an hour now to take you from the altamont pass out to the dublin interchange. that's your traffic. here's tracy with one last check of your forecast. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for today, seven- day forecast, kind of spellings it out.
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definitely cooler today inland. inland highs in the lower 90s. mid-70s around the bay and the mid-60s for the coast. temperatures do continue to cool down well through the weekend. we are expecting the 80s inland for saturday and sunday. upper 60s around the bay and the lower 60s for the coast. that cooldown does not last too long because temperatures will start to warm back up as early-morning as next tuesday and wednesday. this weekend, a festival and carnival. saint joseph of cupertino school festival. temperatures in the 80s. back to you. cross your fingers. the magic number for the san francisco giants to clinch that play-off spot is three. and it would be the first of division title post-season appearance since 2003. san francisco won 3-1 and are up

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